Melike has 8 years professional banking experience combined with a master in Banking in Italy and a master in Financial Management in the Netherlands. She has worked in audit, financial and business control areas at banking in Turkey and the Netherlands. She has a Business Administration Bsc degree from the Middle East Technical University (in the top 100 at Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings).
Melike obtained her Business Administration BSc degree at Middle East Technical University as an honor student. During her bachelor study she studied at the University of Texas at Austin as an exchange student. After graduation she worked 3 years as an internal auditor in Akbank Turkey. She studied 2 master programs with full scholarship in Italy and the Netherlands. Her latest degree was in financial management area at VU Amsterdam. In 2010 she started to work as financial controller at the Rabobank, currently she works as Business Controller in the same bank. Next to her full time job, she is involved in voluntary teaching activities in her neighborhood.